Shish baraks, resembling ravioli, are enclosed dough with various fillings, such as minced meat or a mixture of plants.To avoid the softening of the dough, do not leave it for a long time at room temperature before cooking it Some alterations can be made, such as adding mint, garlic, and pine nuts to the final yogurt mixture. Wild plants, such as dock and eryngo, can be used instead of spinach, using the same quantities.Macular degeneration is a common form of blindness in the elderly. It has been associated with a diet that is poor in beta-carotene.
Spinach is an excellent source of beta-carotene, since half a cup provides 82% of the daily requirements. Region: Kuakh
- 2 L water
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ½ kg yogurt
For the Stuffing
- 1.5 kg spinach, trimmed and washed
- 1 tbsp salt
- Juice of ½ small lemon
- 2 ½ tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp seven spices
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
For the Dough
- 3 ¾ cups whole-wheat flour
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup water
- Malek Batal PhD
- Soak the spinach in water and salt for few minutes. Rinse, then chop the spinach leaves and stalks.
- In a deep bowl, mix the spinach with the salt.
- Drain the spinach through a sieve or collander and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, add the salt, then the flour, olive oil and finally the water. Mix well with both hands until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
- Cover the bowl with a cloth and leave it to rest for 1 hour in a warm environment.
- Meanwhile, continue preparing the stuffing by placing the spinach in a bowl and adding the lemon juice, olive oil and seven spices.
- On a floured surface, spread the dough and cut into identical circles. Fill each circle with some stuffing and close the dough in the shape of a crescent with its ends connected.
- In a saucepan, boil 1.5 L water and add the salt. Dip in the shish barak for 15 minutes on maximum heat. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon.
- After 15 minutes, turn off the heat, strain the shish barak, and place them in a large bowl. Pour the yogurt and 1 cup of water over the shish barak and mix well.